Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Today we went to the Daffodil Festival at our local grange.  It's the kind of little event that would be the highlight of a trip if you went to it in Italy or France.  At home it's really a slice of Americana.  Quilts and cinnamon rolls inside and music, horse drawn wagon rides, craft booths and tons of daffodils outside.  I try to go every year.  It just reminds me how lucky I am to live where I do.  It started to snow as we left and we drove down a road lined with yellow flowers and white snowflakes.  Not quite Dr. Zhivago, but still lovely.  Then the sun came out, and we saw fields that were so bright green they hurt the eyes.  We saw a rainbow over our vineyard yesterday, and the winery seemed to be the pot of gold.  Appropriate for St. Patrick's Day.  We didn't catch a leprechaun though!
Daffodils to plant in your garden

The grange

The view while we ate our cinnamon rolls

Lots of fun activities

Lovely live music

Local kids' daffodil artwork

Intriguing art

A hore drawn wagon

It started to snow during the ride

A nice long ride

The road was lined with daffodils

They grow wild in the fields

We saw a flock of wild turkeys on the way home

Daffodils are so beautiful

I bought some to plant in pots

We'll enjoy them on the deck this Spring, and I'll plant them in the garden this Fall

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